In cooking, it is essential that you know how to bake chicken. At the age of 12, my mother taught me how to bake and serve a whole chicken. And during that time, I was a very proud and happy kid because I already know how to satisfy my mom’s taste buds.

It is a known fact that one of the most versatile dishes in the dining table is chicken. Any regular person can prepare and cook one in so many ways. And if you are a newbie when it comes to cooking chickens, you should learn how to bake them.

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How To Bake ChickenOf course, you should know some basics on how to bake. The first step you should do is to preheat your oven. And since you are going to bake a chicken, you will need to preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

How to Bake Chicken

The most basic baking recipe you can do is roasted chicken with lemons and black pepper. Since you might be relatively new in the kitchen, it is best for you to start baking chicken breasts first. However, if you would want to bake a whole chicken as your first ‘test subject’ be warned that you will need assistance during your first try.

Breasts against Whole Chicken

How To Bake ChickenI am recommending breast parts since they are very easy to bake compared to a whole chicken. In addition, the breast is the healthiest and leanest. So in case that you will serve baked chicken breasts, you are serving a delicious and healthy meal for your family or friends.

How to Bake Chicken: Prepartaion

For you to prepare your chicken, get some lemons and then create a small hole on those lemons. After that, you need to squeeze its juices on the chicken breasts you have. The next step is to add some ground black pepper and salt it. Make sure that you have spread the juice, pepper, and salt evenly.

If your oven’s temperature is already hot enough, you can now cook your chicken. Place those breast parts on a baking or broiling pan and put the pan inside the oven. You will need to wait for 25 to 30 minutes to make sure that the chicken will be well done.

However, if you proceeded on baking a whole chicken, you will need to wait longer. Approximately, it needs at least one to two hours of baking time. The duration will rely on the size of the fowl. And the best way to check if your whole chicken will be cooked is to check if its meat is not pinkish anymore.

Additional Tip

As a great advice, you can start checking the meat’s rawness once your chicken’s skin becomes golden brown. And once you finish baking, you can add some corn and mashed potatoes to make your dish extra special.

That is how easy it is to bake a chicken. It does not require any special preparation. As long as you follow the simple tips I provided, your chances of baking a delicious dish are very high. If you want to know more on how to bake chicken breasts, you can leave me a message.